Design and Validity of Randomized Controlled Dental Restorative Trials

@inproceedings{Gstemeyer2016DesignAV,
  title={Design and Validity of Randomized Controlled Dental Restorative Trials},
  author={Gerd G{\"o}stemeyer and Uwe Blunck and Sebastian Paris and Falk Schwendicke},
  booktitle={Materials},
  year={2016}
}
Background: The evidence stemming from trials on restorative materials is shaped not only by trial findings, but also trial design and validity. We aimed to evaluate both aspects in randomized controlled dental restorative trials published from 2005-2015. Methods: Using systematic review methodology, we retrieved trials comparing restorative or adhesive dental materials. Two authors independently assessed design, risk of bias, registration status, and findings of trials. Descriptive and… CONTINUE READING